On-line tutorials: What kind of inference leads to the most effective learning?

John B. Black, J. Scott Bechtold, Marco Mitrani, John M. Carroll

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Abstract

This paper presents an empirical study comparing the effectiveness of four different versions of an on-line database tutorial, each of which calls upon the student to perform a different kind of inference. The general-to-specific version presents instructions in the form of general rules, from which the student s expected to infer how to apply the rule in the give context. The explanation-to-specific version supplies information about the functional organization of the database program in addition to general rules. The specific-to&-specific condition gives an example of the use of a command; the student must infer how to apply the command in a slightly different context. The control version gives explicit instructions. The best performance on a post-test consisting of realistic tasks was obtained from the general-to-specific and explanation-to-specific conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 1989
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages81-83
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)0897913019, 9780897913010
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989
Event1989 SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 1989 - Austin, TX, United States
Duration: Apr 30 1989Jun 4 1989

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NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings

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Other1989 SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 1989
CountryUnited States
CityAustin, TX
Period4/30/896/4/89

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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Black, J. B., Scott Bechtold, J., Mitrani, M., & Carroll, J. M. (1989). On-line tutorials: What kind of inference leads to the most effective learning? In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 1989 (pp. 81-83). (Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/67449.67467
Black, John B. ; Scott Bechtold, J. ; Mitrani, Marco ; Carroll, John M. / On-line tutorials : What kind of inference leads to the most effective learning?. Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 1989. Association for Computing Machinery, 1989. pp. 81-83 (Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings).
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On-line tutorials : What kind of inference leads to the most effective learning? / Black, John B.; Scott Bechtold, J.; Mitrani, Marco; Carroll, John M.

Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 1989. Association for Computing Machinery, 1989. p. 81-83 (Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings).

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Black JB, Scott Bechtold J, Mitrani M, Carroll JM. On-line tutorials: What kind of inference leads to the most effective learning? In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 1989. Association for Computing Machinery. 1989. p. 81-83. (Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1145/67449.67467